いいえ

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Alternative forms[edit]

  • (usually in repetition) いえ (ie)

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

いいえ (rōmaji īe)

  1. no
     (とう) (きょう) (しゅっ) (しん)ですか。」「いいえ (おお) (さか) (しゅっ) (しん)です。」
    “Tōkyō shusshin desu ka.” “Īe, Ōsaka shusshin desu.”
    "Are you from Tokyo?" "No, I am from Osaka."
  2. Response to words of gratitude.
    「ありがとうございます。」「いいえ、どういたしまして。」
    “Arigatō gozaimasu.” “Īe, dō itashimashite.”
    "Thank you." "My pleasure."
    「あ、どうも。」「いえいえ、こちらこそ。」
    “A, dōmo.” “Ie ie, kochira koso.”
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Usage notes[edit]

May be considered overly direct. Use of simple declaratives is also possible, such as  (ちが)います (chigaimasu).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1974, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Second Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō